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Louies Modern

1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5603
+1 941-552-9688
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
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Open Now
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5603
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Six of us were there for early pre-theatre dinner. One couple had main entrees and the others chose from the appetizer menu. Everyone was happy with the food. Service was attentive.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mike_cora
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have dined at the restaurant in the past and it was fine with normally good staff. Descent presentations. I ordered their special of the evening which was halibut. It was a flat, frozen portion cut and overcooked piece of fish that was awful. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank poodlena
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent my career in the fine wine industry, restaurant dining was an integral aspect of the job. Even very good restaurants are not perfect 100% of the time, so that may explain why fewer than 10% of the 437 Louie's reviews were poor or...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lars G
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Place is nice, good atmosphere. Overall the food is healthy. I still find about the same menu since they opened. I understand this is a pretty much touristic city but locals may like to find some changes, that's why my 4 stars.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bastiano69
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Worst meal in a very long time ... AVOID ~ ... two of the three appetizers were not that good ... two of our four entrées were sent back ... one of the remaining two entrées was partially inedible ... the two replacement entrées never...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Art2000F
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Louies was quite empty tonight, but the noise level was still high and the service was surprisingly slow. A lot of effort has been put into the design, and this is a very good looking space. Unfortunately, the food just isn't very good - and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank IntlTravler
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had another wonderful dining experience at Louis Modern last night. The waiter was personable and helpful. I had the Black Grouper special that was perfectly grilled and flaky. It was obviously very fresh. My wife had the steak special served with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 58JohnG58
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Visited for a special occasion. Service was slow and disjointed. Appetizers were just OK; not great. Main was the final straw. As a special, they were offering fresh Black Grouper. First serving was sent back as hopelessly overcooked. Second serving was slightly better, but portions...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deevee2
Reviewed October 11, 2018

The first thing one notices is the contemporary (yet comfortable) design and decor executed thoughtfully to impress without intimidating. The staff was friendly and attentive. No pretension here. The menu was not extensive, but had imaginative offerings for pretty much every preference, well presented. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Hamilton6
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Always a fun place and interesting meals - it's a great choice for walking around main street and pre-show dinner

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Ann34618
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Questions & Answers
April 21, 2017|
Response from michelle r |
$35/person plus $5 for bottomless mimosas and bloody mary.
April 21, 2017|
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Response from Lisa S | Property representative |
$35 for Adults and $17 for childern ages 4-12
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Lisa S | Property representative |
$25. We also offer no corkage on Sundays!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5603
    (Main St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-552-9688
  • E-mail
Downtown Sarasota’s cosmopolitan culinary experience in the modernistic, award­ winning Palm Avenue Garage complex, pays homage to the Seidensticker family’s father and his provocative era, when well ­mixed cocktails, sophisticated food and good company were status quo. As Libby’s Café + Bar pays tribute to the family matriarch and her come­ as you ­are nature, Louies Modern honors the father, Louie, who was passionate about good food and drink and a self- taught culinary master.
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